How to minimize stretch marks while pregnant
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First, we need to understand what makes stretch marks appear. As mentioned earlier, when the skin expands faster than normal and
So, we can week minimize stretch marks while pregnant? While there is no miraculous cream that will make them disappear like magic, with a bit of care we can minimize their presence and make them fade away once they appear. The first rule is to keep our body as hydrated as possible. A hydrated body means an elastic and supple skin, which will withstand constant stretching much better. So, while you may know this from your doctor, drinking plenty of water is more than helpful during pregnancy. Yes, you could also use a hydrating cream as well, to keep the skin on your tummy smooth and better toned, but don’t rely on creams to make your stretch marks vanish.
Also, paying attention to your diet is not benefic just for your health during pregnancy, but will also allow you to maintain your skin in great shape. Thus, go for foods that are rich in vitamin C, A, and silica, as all of thes
e promote the formation of collagen, the one responsible for making our skin elastic and plump. Among these three, vitamin C has a higher importance because, due to its antioxidant properties, it minimizes skin damages. But don’t overlook vitamins B2 and B3, as they are also important for skin health.
Another tip to reduce stretch marks is to follow a physical exercise routine. Exercising at a moderate rate when you're pregnant is great for allowing you to rest properly at night, to keep energy levels high, mood swings at bay, and improve your self-esteem. But it will also work by stimulating your circulation, which means more oxygen and nutrients will reach your skin, allowing it to be better prepared to face the stretching process. Also, you may want to know that exercising will also prevent your ankles from getting swollen and varicose veins from emerging. So, you have more than one reason to do exercises in a constant manner when pregnant.
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